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CANADIAN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY NEWS.
FEDERAL — Canada’s federal labour minister is promoting workplace safety to high school students with a national video contest.
FEDERAL — The federal transport minister Lisa Raitt announced on February 12 amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations that will set the groundwork for the introduction of the multi-crew pilot licence (MPL), extend the validity period of medical certificates associated with certain licences and modify the requirements regarding credits in co-pilot flight time.
VANCOUVER — British Columbia has established a new association to reduce worker injuries in the province’s long-term care sector.
EDMONTON — A 29-year-old man is facing two charges of first-degree murder, among other offences, in the wake of a multiple stabbing at a Loblaws warehouse in Edmonton.
Pasieka is scheduled to appear in court on May 5.
LANIGAN — New Concept Industries Ltd. of Lanigan was fined $800 on February 24, after it was found guilty of two charges under Saskatchewan’s Labour Standards Act.
REGINA — Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is reminding drivers to watch out for winter work zones.
TORONTO — Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is undergoing changes as it enters its second century of service, WSIB chair Elizabeth Witmer announced on February 5.
OTTAWA — The Ottawa Police Service has charged a man after an assault on an OC Transpo bus driver.
DEBERT — Nova Scotia’s Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture says it will develop a commercial fisheries strategy to ensure that the province’s fishing industry is sustainable, creates jobs and helps grow the economy.